Covid-19 Testing: Faculty and Staff

If You Have Symptoms

If you have any of the following symptoms, schedule a COVID-19 test through Aggie Health.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Once you log into Aggie Health, you will select that you want a COVID-19 test and that you have symptoms. After you schedule your test, you will receive a QR code that you will need to show when you check in for your test.

Submit a COVID-19 Questionnaire

Fill out and submit a COVID-19 Questionnaire so USU can provide you with support, services, and information about paid leave.

While You Wait for Your Results

If you have symptoms, you must stay home and away from others while you wait for your test results and for the duration of your illness. See CDC guidance about what you should do when sick. You should be particularly careful to stay away from anyone who may be at a high risk for COVID-19 complications. Even if you receive a negative test result, you should continue to stay home and minimize your contact with others until you are well.

When You Will Get Your Results

Within 24-48 hours, you will receive a text or email prompting you to log into Aggie Health to see your results. You can also check to see if your results are ready at any time by logging into Aggie Health. While most test results are ready within 24 hours, if you are tested on Friday, you may not receive your results until Monday, which is the next business day.

Interpreting Your Results

For more information about interpreting your results, download the fact sheet below. If your test result is “inconclusive or invalid,” you will need to retest.

Who Positive Results are Shared With

Positive test results are sent to the USU case containment team, who will reach out with more specific details about how to self-isolate. If you have questions about case containment, please email cci@usu.edu. Positive test results are also shared with the Utah Department of Health, which provides them to the local health department for follow up.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns, you may reach out to the case containment team.

Email: cci@usu.edu

If You Do Not Have Symptoms

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should schedule to be tested 7 days after exposure. 

Note: If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should wait 7 days after the date you were exposed to get tested. This will improve the accuracy of the test result.

While You Wait for Your Results

If you have been told to quarantine by a USU case investigator or public health official due to close contact, continue to do so. A negative test result will not shorten your quarantine period.

If you have not been asked to quarantine, you do not need to restrict your activities while you wait for your results. Continue to follow COVID-19 precautions. Wear a face covering when around those you don’t live with, social distance, stay home if you do develop symptoms, and wash your hands frequently.

When You Will Get Your Results

Within 24-48 hours, you will receive a text or email prompting you to log into Aggie Health to see your results. You can also check to see if your results are ready at any time by logging into Aggie Health. If you are tested on Friday, you may not receive your results until Monday, which is the next business day.

Interpreting Your Results

For more information about interpreting your results, you may download the fact sheet below. If your test result is “inconclusive or invalid” you will need to retest.

Positive Test Results

Positive test results are sent to the USU case containment team, who will reach out with more specific details about how to self-isolate. If you have questions about case containment, please email cci@usu.edu. Test results are also sent to the Utah Department of Health, which provides them to local health departments for follow up.

Negative Test Results

A negative test result usually means you do not have COVID-19 as long as you are tested 7 or more days after close contact with an individual who tested positive. However, there is a chance that a “negative” test result is a “false negative.” Continue to follow COVID-19 precautions. Wear a face covering when around those you don’t live with, social distance, stay home if you do develop symptoms, and wash your hands frequently. If you develop symptoms, you should be retested.